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October 2018 Issue 158

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Connecting Community & Businesses Hand delivered FREE to 9200 homes in the SG8 Villages Abington Piggotts, Arrington, Ashwell, Barkway, Barley, Bassingbourn, Fowlmere, Gt Chishill, Guilden Morden, Heydon, Kelshall, Kneesworth, Litlington, Melbourn, Meldreth, Odsey, Orwell, Reed, Shepreth, Steeple Morden, Therfield, Thriplow, Whaddon, Wimpole

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OctRoyston Day trips from ADULT 11 Oct Knitting & Stitching Show £32.00 13 Oct Knitting & Stitching Show £32.00 17 Oct Bury St Edmunds Market £18.50 23 Oct Lullingstone Castle & Roman Villa £47.50 3 Nov Simply Christmas Show – NEC £37.50 7 Nov Lakeside Shopping £19.00 14 Nov Norwich £19.50 15 Nov Ely Cathedral Christmas Fair £26.00 20 Nov Boundary Mills & Downtown Shops £24.50 21 Nov Ideal Home Show at Christmas £32.00 22 Nov Waddesdon Manor Christmas Fair £40.00 23 Nov Bury St Edmunds Christmas Fayre £19.50 24 Nov Bruges Christmas Market, Belgium £52.00 28 Nov LDN Winter Wonderland/ Oxford St £24.00 30 Nov Christmas at Kew Gardens £42.00 1 Dec Birmingham Frankfurt Xmas Market £26.00 2 Dec Rochester Dickensian & Market £22.50 8 Dec Lincoln Christmas Market £26.00 12 Dec St Albans Christmas Market £19.50 17 Dec London Christmas Lunch Cruise £57.50 1 Mar Spring Knitting & Stitching Show £33.00 2 Mar Spring Knitting & Stitching Show £33.00 14 Mar Milton Keynes Shopping afternoon £19.00 3 Apr Ideal Home Show – Olympia £33.00

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Theatre Shows & Special Events 18 Oct Motown – Matinee £65.00 24 Oct 42nd Street – Matinee £59.50 24 Oct Kinky Boots – Matinee £59.50 24 Oct Strictly Ballroom the Musical – Mati £65.00 7 Nov Les Miserables – Matinee £67.50 8 Nov Company – Matinee £75.00 8 Nov Phantom of the Opera – Matinee £55.00 18 Dec Thursford Christmas Show – Mat £55.00 20 Dec Olympia Horse Show – Eve £67.00 10 Jan Swan Lake – Ldn Coliseum – Mat £74.00 13 Feb *Tina the Musical – Evening £65.00 16 Feb Wicked – Saturday Matinee £65.00 17 Feb Cirque Du Soleil – Totem – Mat £82.00 6 Mar The Lion King – Matinee £57.50/£65.00 6 Mar 9 to 5 The Musical – Matinee £65.00 14 Mar The Bodyguard – M Keynes – Mat £49.00 14 Mar Motown – Matinee £65.00 15 Mar Brick Lane - Irish Show – Inc Tea £59.00 17 Mar Lets Face the Music – RAH – Mati £67.50 30 Apr Brick Lane - St Georges - Inc Tea £59.00 3 Jun *Tina the Musical – Evening £65.00 25 Jul On Your Feet – Matinee £65.00 *Trumpington Park & Ride only Call for brochure or visit our website

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Summer might seem a distant memory now, but we’ve been lucky enough to enjoy plenty of bright stunning days which we hope will continue as we head into the Autumn, it’s the perfect time to get outside and explore our local area. Our cover this month is ‘Red Panda’ which was created by Megan Wilson as part of Royston Arts Society’s Young Artist Awards. You can read more about the awards in our Spotlight On feature on page 11, and look out for the winning image by Kate Bieriezjanczuk on our sister publication, The Listing Royston.

Monday 15th October

The eagle eyed amongst you may have noticed that we’ve introduced a new feature, The Listing Mentions #TLM, where the team will be adding their personal mentions. As it’s National Curry Week from 22nd October, we mention some of our fabulous local Indian restaurants and takeaways, we really are spoilt for choice! For those of you who follow our media pages, search #TLM to keep in touch with us and follow us on our journey! Look out for our new bitmojis throughout the magazine and our article on page 25.

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Royston Rugby Club

the coveted ‘men’s team of the year award’ at the National Rugby awards in August.

There has never been a better time than 2018 to be a member of Royston Rugby Club.

New players, returning players are always welcome to all sections of the club. For regular updates follow our Facebook page @roystonrugbyclub or Insta @roystonrugby

With both Mens and Women’s 1st XV squads being promoted at the end of the 2017/18 season, touch producing regional representation and mini and youth sides ever on the increase it’s little wonder the club were finalists at the National Rugby awards for Club of the Year. The club is keen on inclusion and a family/community atmosphere. This was the focus of a community day back in July when the club hosted a rugby day camp for free in the summer holidays which saw 100 local children attend to be coached by England player and men’s coach Hannah Gallagher.

Mini and Youth train on Sunday mornings from 9:30, girls rugby (u9s and above) train Wednesday night’s 6:30-7:30pm. Touch Rugby (minimal contact) is Wednesday’s 7.30-9pm. Adult rugby runs Tuesdays and Thursdays with Men’s training 7.30-9pm and Women 7-8pm

Finally the highlight of the year so far has to be our men’s 1st team who took home



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RSPB Fowlmere

Loving Local Living prey can sometimes spend time on the reserve in winter, and zoom over the fen or adjacent fields in search of prey at this time of year.

RSPB Fowlmere is a small nature reserve with reedbeds and pools, forming a refreshing natural oasis in the agricultural landscape of south Cambridgeshire. Formed of once extensive watercress beds, the site is now a Reserve warden Beth haven for wetland and woodland wildlife. The River Shep, a natural chalk stream runs through the reserve and brown trout can often be spotted in the clear waters, while water voles, and very occasionally, otters are seen. The increasingly scarce turtle dove is a summer visitor and Fowlmere is one of the most reliable locations in Cambridgeshire to hear the soft purring of its call. Barn owls breed here in special nest boxes and can often be seen roosting outside their box near the reedbed hide, at times even during the daytime. A trail which has boardwalks in several area loops through the reserve, giving access to the three hides, including the raised reedbed hide, which gives excellent views over the mere and reedbeds. Water rails, kingfishers and various ducks use the mere, while hobbies and marsh harriers can be seen in the summer. Wading birds such as lapwing, redshank, common and green sandpipers and sometimes scarcer birds such as wood sandpiper, jack snipe and common snipe pop in to feed and rest on the mere’s muddy, reedy margins. Fowlmere is also a great place to spot dragonflies, with up to seventeen species seen here, while grass snakes are sometimes seen in the pools or beside the trails. In autumn and winter, large flocks of thrushes from Scandinavia arrive and forage on the berry bushes. Merlins, our smallest bird of

Aucott manages a team of dedicated volunteers, managing the habitat, clearing trails and scrub and keeping the site in top shape for both nature and people. If you haven’t visited before, come along and explore and discover this wonderful RSPB reserve soon! Fowlmere reserve is open every day of the week and friendly and informative volunteers are on duty in the reception hut most weekends. A new hut, funded from a collection by his wife in memory of the late Dr Paul Walsh, is installed and will soon replace the old hut that has been on site since over twenty years ago (and it was second hand then!) A new car park machine has been installed this summer and entry is included in the carparking fee, £2 a car for non-members. Dogs and cycles are not permitted on the reserve. The reserve was originally bought by the RSPB Young Ornithologists Group (now the Wildlife Explorers) in 1977. An active Wildlife Explorers group, The Fowlmere Bullfinches, meet here once a month, for children to discover nature with an enthusiastic team. Contact 01279 777833 for more information. | 01763 248447 1810 The Listing Villages Octobe7 7

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Ladies, you will be warmly welcomed at our meetings, which are held on the second Thursday of the month in Fellowship Hall next to the Picture Palace. Have you ever wondered what goes on behind the scenes in the Registar’s Office? Sandra Highsted, who was Registrar in Hitchin will be taking about just that at our October meeting. On a recent visit to Kew Gardens we saw the magnificent newly restored glass house and we took the picture of the interior seen here. For more information, please contact: Eunice, 01763 231658 or Jean, 01763 245958

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The Autumn term began with a calm and settled start. Our Junior children have all been recruited as Officers on the School Council and have already made a difference across the school. Our Year 4 children have been elected as Chairs or Friends of Reed School Ambassadors. In Year 3, there are Officers responsible for Charities, Welcoming, Energy and Recycling, Playtime and the Dining Room. Besides being good role models, they will also be considering ways in which we can improve outdoor learning. We have already held our Open Afternoon but we welcome visits from prospective parents by appointment Contact: 01763 848304

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Local budding artists are continuing their weekly drop-in sessions in the refurbished Sandon Village Hall. New members are always welcome even if regular attendance is not possible. Starting again on 7th September and continuing until 14th December. Join for only £5 to cover insurance and commitment to the group. There will be a fee of £10 per morning when attending. These sessions are designed to appeal to virtual beginners through to more experienced artists. Why sit at home always painting on your own? Be motivated and learn some new techniques in a calm and friendly atmosphere. The hall is opposite the village church; it is warm and has loads of free parking. Find us at SG9 0QU. During the term three local experienced artists, Rachel Haynes, Jane Davalle and

Mike Dobson will give demonstrations and individual tuition concentrating on drawing skills in pencil, charcoal and paint. Other members will give occasional demonstrations of their own short cuts and techniques. Painting will be in watercolour, pastels, ink and acrylic. The medium chosen is free choice, if you are fond of one stick to that - or try something new. Visitors are welcome to drop in to experience for themselves the welcoming atmosphere any Friday morning and to meet others in the group before joining. Bring your own equipment to the sessions. Tea, coffee and biscuits provided. For details of the tutors or further information contact: or 07960 408635

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Royston Arts Society Celebrates 40 years This year, the Royston Arts Society (RAS) is celebrating its 40th anniversary by nurturing the next generation of artists!

art in various mediums, skills and themes.

The Young Artists Awards were held for the first time this year, offering artists from 16-26 years old in SG8 a chance to win one of six fabulous prizes. The quality of art submitted was exceedingly high. So who won?

In the beginning this non-profit membership organisation, founded in 1979, met once a week for painting classes in Sylvia Jordan’s dining room. Things really started in 1978 though, when Edwin (Gary) Grimaldi retired and moved to Royston, only to discover there was no local art scene. Using his art exhibition experience, Gary advertised for like-minded people to help him set up Royston’s first local exhibition.

Kate Bieriezjanczuk’s “At Dawn” (pictured on The Listing Royston cover) won the Curwens Solicitors Young Artist of the Year Award - £100 + a solo exhibition in January 2019. Look out for it! Megan Wilson’s “Red Panda” (on The Listing Villages cover) won the Rotary Club of Royston’s Art Inspiration Award and a one year Tate Membership for her + guest. Chloe Alcock’s “Unpleasant Discoveries” won the Art Supplies Award, a £100 art hamper from Great Art, and Creative Royston’s £50 prize for the best ‘Voyages of Discovery’ themed painting. Ash Moorley’s “Stargazer” won The Old School Studio Art Tutorial Award and a £75 voucher towards the art workshop of her choice. Annabel McCraith’s “Through the Looking Glass” won the Artists & Illustrators Art Information Award - a one year subscription to this top art publication. The winning artworks were on show at the annual RAS Autumn Exhibition. This is the largest, most diverse art exhibition in Royston’s creative calendar, showcasing

Today, the RAS has a membership of roughly 100, hosts nine art demonstrations every year, two painting sessions per month, an ongoing miniexhibition at Royston Library, and two larger annual exhibitions. On its 40th anniversary, the RAS is looking after the future of local art. Hosting Creative Royston’s Cover Art auction and awarding the winners of the Young Artist Awards on Preview Night are only some of the things the RAS does to maintain Royston’s thriving art scene. If you’d like to be a part of the Royston Arts Society and help them nurture creativity in yourself or others, please contact: or visit our website: | 01763 248447 1810 The Listing Villages Octobe11 11

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Wednesday 24th October 9:45-10:45 Why Choose Therfield First School? Small, nurturing village school Small class sizes High adult/child ratio Exciting, creative curriculum High quality teaching Outstanding ‘new‛ Early Years outside area Forest schooling Strong community spirit

We take children from Royston and the surrounding villages. We also have limited spaces in other year groups. Ring the office to book your 1:1 tour with the Head.

The Causeway, Therfield. 01763 287284


Therfield School Set in the idyllic village of Therfield. we

teach approximately 55 children across three classrooms. Our class sizes are small, with high adult/child ratios. Our talented teachers plan exciting lessons to deliver our creative curriculum. Our children are at the heart of everything that we do and we pride ourselves on our kind, nurturing environment. We spend as much time learning outside, including weekly forest schooling. We have a strong community presence and lead a range of community projects to share our Gift of Giving. Lots of people think that the school must only serve the village of Therfield. But in fact at least half of our children live in Royston and surrounding villages. Did you know that we have limited spaces available in some year groups? Why not come and have a look at one of Royston’s best kept secrets?

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Icknield walk We were very fortunate to have a


specialist Indian dance teacher visit our school this week.

Every child in our school and nursery has had the opportunity to work with her. This multi-cultural workshop provided an opportunity to learn about some Indian traditions such as dance steps, body shapes, clothing and prayer. The children have really enjoyed the experience, many of them have been so inspired that they have gone onto choreograph their own Indian style dances.

Drawing, painting, crochet, felting & more. Christmas workshops to be announced soon! For more information and to book your place go to or go into shop No.3 – 3 Melbourn Street, Royston SG8 7BP

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Foxton Art Exhibition

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The Friends of Foxton will be holding their annual Art Exhibition again this year across the weekend of 17th-18th November

Bright and even blustery autumn days are the ideal time to explore the great outdoors. Whilst you’re out and about with your child, gather some fabulous autumn leaves, sticks, and conkers to create a beautiful collage. Collage art allows your child to practice fine motor skills such as sticking, cutting and glueing.

The award winning Art exhibition, is an exciting event showcasing an array of work across a range of disciplines from local artists in order to raise money for artistic material, facilities and activities for the children of Foxton Primary School. The Exhibition has been running successfully for a number of years.

Once your child has collected a colourful range of autumn materials set them up with an A3 sheet of card and some glue. You could even introduce some glitter or glitter glue for your child to experiment with! Whilst sticking, chat about the colours, textures and sizes of the items they’ve found, and about nature and the seasons.

Foxton Art Exhibition Foxton Village Hall, Hardman Road, Foxton, CB22 6RN Saturday 17th & Sunday 18th November, 11am-4pm

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contact Royston Museum on 01763 242587 enquiries@ What Royston Did is searching roystonmuseum. for photographs and stories for the men listed on the town’s The Exhibition will run from War Memorial and many more Saturday 13th October until who were sadly not listed. The Saturday 17th November; team is also discovering more open Wednesdays, Thursdays about home front heroes, such and Saturdays 10am-5pm. as local headmistress Daisy Last admission 4.45pm. Free Clark, who gave 5000 hours Admission. of her time to the Auxiliary Hospital set up at Queens Road School.

Commemorating the Centenary of World War I Royston Museum and the What Royston Did project have joined forces to compile a First World War Centenary exhibition at the Museum from Saturday 13th October to Saturday 17th November. Do you have relatives from Royston or the surrounding villages, who served in the First World War? We’d love to hear from you and record any stories you have. Ever wondered what life was like in Royston and the surrounding villages during the First World War? Want to find out how the War impacted local people? Could you help unearth the fascinating stories behind those who contributed to the War effort, at home and abroad?

If you enjoy knitting, we are also asking people to knit poppies, which will be featured in the exhibition, and then sold to raise funds for the Poppy Appeal. Knitting patterns are available from the Museum. For more information, to knit some poppies or provide information, please







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Pet of the Month Dobi is a 2 year old medium crossbreed boy. Stunning looking and incredibly intelligent, needing an owner happy to continue training and brain games with him. He’d suit an only dog home, with children over 12 and no small furries, and has a huge amount of love to offer. Luna Animal Rescue 07970 800530 / 0780 480015

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This month we welcomed Tingting He, a representative from Tiptree Jams. She gave an excellent talk about the company, which was founded by Arthur Charles Wilkin in 1885 when the first preserves were made. Tiptree grows their own fruit and select varieties from around the world. The farm is the size of 500 football pitches! At the farm they run tours and close by is the Jam Museum. We enjoyed the tasting session and at the end of the meeting members were able to purchase some of the products. WI AM meets on the 2nd Wednesday of the month at the Market Hill Rooms, Visitors are welcome. Pat Morritt, 0173 127

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My Local Life Lyndsey Woods Lyndsey Woods is the owner of LW Petcare, a company that offers friendly and professional dog walking, pet transportation and pet minding services, covering Royston and surrounding villages. What’s your name? Lyndsey Woods Where do you live? Royston What is your favourite local shop? Dhesi Store on Icknield Walk - for a small local shop they seem to have everything, its like Aladdin’s Cave in that place and Steve and his staff are so friendly and helpful.

Most memorable Royston experience?

What makes you happy?

Sledging on the heath in the snow everyone seems to come together in the snow and enjoy the hills of Royston.

Apart from Pinot Grigio?!....Sunshine, music, animals and my family and friends. Being outside generally makes me happy - being out with dogs and watching them play makes me very happy.

What has been the most valuable life lesson that you have learnt? For me it has to be that doing a job you love is more important than one of real financial gain. Material things have no real value, happiness does :-)

What do you love about your work?

Four people you would invite to dinner? Peter Andre (I know!) but I love his voice and he could sing for us, Robin Williams - I found him hilarious and loved his humour, Jamie Oliver could come and do the cooking and Noel Fitzpatrick (Supervet) because what he does is absolutely incredible.

Literally everything! I have never been so passionate about a job, working with animals full time is something I have always wanted to do. Taking tired dogs home knowing they have had a brilliant day is when I know I have done my job well. What can be better than spending your days with dogs, cats, rabbits, guinea pigs and even chickens?!! What is your favourite way to spend a Sunday? I often work on Sundays but I usually get a chance to watch my ten year old son play rugby. He plays for Royston Rugby club and I really enjoy watching him train or play matches. The rugby crowd are a nice bunch of people and the breakfast and coffee at the Heath is excellent, so even in the rain it makes it all worthwhile

What are you looking forward to most this October? We are going to spend a week in Sea Palling, Norfolk in October. We love it there by the seaside, it doesn’t matter what the weather is doing it is just a lovely place and I am looking forward to some family time and spending a fortune on my son’s 2p machine addiction in the Sandy Hills Arcade. 07725 866773 | 01763 248447 1810 The Listing Villages Octobe17 17

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Home fire safety Hertfordshire Fire and Rescue Service in partnership with Public Health are offering a free Safe and Well visit incorporating Home Fire Safety. Fire fighters from your local station can visit you to provide fire safety advice and risk assess your property.The visit includes advice covering general aspects of health and wellbeing to help keep you safe and well. If required they will also fit smoke detectors free of charge. A home safety check takes about 60 minutes and can be arranged at a convenient time to suit you. If you feel you could benefit from this service please telephone Royston Fire Station on 01763 822100 to arrange a visit.

Our traditional farm shop is open August – February Thursday, Friday & Saturday 9am – 6pm

We sell over 100 varieties of Apples, Plums, Pears, Cherries & Quince from our own orchards. We press our own Apple Juice & Cider Wholesale enquiries welcome 25 Whitecroft Road, Meldreth, Royston, Herts SG8 6LZ Tel : 01763 262906 Mobile: 07770461685 Find us on Facebook: Cam Valley Orchards Fruit Farm


%JEZPVLOPXw The Listing manages a comprehensive directory of clubs and societies within Royston and the SG8 area. Find out what’s on offer on our website *We also work with Royston First to produce the Clubs and Associations booklet, available from Royston Library


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ellie mentions...

I must say I probably spend a bit too much of my month’s wages on Indian Takeaways. My usual ‘go to’ is the Royston Tandoori as the food is always amazing. I’ve eaten out at The Royal Bengal and they are fantastic as well. However I’ve made it my personal mission to try all the ones listed so maybe I’ll get back to you once I have! #TLM

Rotary Round Up

In September, more than 20 Royston Rotarians enjoyed a great walking weekend in the Isle of Wight. We like to keep fit! The next big event is our Swimathon on Sunday 14th October at the Leisure Centre. Teams of 6 swim in relays for an hour to raise sponsorship – half will go to your charity or special project, and half to Rotary charities, including Stand-by-me Bereavement Support. To learn more about the Swimathon and download an entry form visit or call organiser Howard Peacock on 07711 471470

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Roysia Women’s Club

July’s speakers were Brenda Hurley on her life as a dressmaker and Colin Daniels talking about the Macular Society which supports people affected by central vision loss.

Our New Season’s 2 and 3-piece suits have arrived!

During July we enjoyed a lovely day trip to Spalding. We also held a coffee morning later in the month in aid of the Macular Society. We ended July with an excellent Summer Social, enjoying a fish and chip supper and quiz. Our first meeting after the August break was followed by two speakers. Margaret Rogers told us about her trip ‘From the Isles of Scilly to Lindisfarne’ and then Jenny Gibbs spoke on ‘An English Woman’s Life in Rural Turkey’,

Shop local for your next style update. 01763 252828 68 High Street, Bassingbourn

Royston Ghost Walk Royston Ghost Walk is back. Meet at Kneesworth Street near Royston Railway Station for a haunting walk around Royston. Booking essential. £6 from Royston Library

New members are always welcome and we meet in the Town Hall on Monday 8-10pm. Please contact Wendy Pearce, 0173 231381

Royston Ghost Walk Tuesday 30th October at 7.30pm

Ladds, 21 High Street, Royston You might not want to think about Christmas just yet, but what better place to start ! Come and see for yourself what an extensive range we have, including : Cake decorations & accessories

Belgian chocolates & worldwide confectionery

Pens, pencils, stationery, art equipment Small leathergoods, diaries & calendars

Gibsons Puzzles & Orchard games Gifts, Plush toys & Stocking Fillers

Hip flasks, tankards, Swiss Army knives , Leatherman multitools, walking sticks

Cards, wrappings, gift boxes, ribbons

Amazing what you can find in Royston High Street ! Tel : 01763 - 245658


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Guilden morden in the great war

Guilden Morden Local History Group presents an exhibition commemorating the involvement of the village. Free entry. There will be talks by a military historian at 11am each day


Guilden Morden Parish Church Saturday 20th and Sunday 21st October 10am - 4pm

Markets in October Orwell Pannier Market

1st Saturday monthly, Sat 6th October 10am - 12pm, Orwell Village Hall

Linton Farmers & Crafts Market

1st Saturday monthly, Sat 6th October 9am - 12pm, Linton Village College

Fowlmere Farmers Market

2nd Saturday monthly, Sat 13th October 9am - 11.30am Fowlmere Village Hall

Book now for your Christmas celebration - Early Bird Offers!

Sandon Farmersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Market


Herts Country Market

A warm welcome and a drink on the house awaits when you next join us for a meal.*

3rd Saturday monthly, Sat 20th October 9.30am - 12.30pm, Sandon JMI School Wednesdays and Saturdays, From 8am, Corn Exchange, Royston

Outdoor Market

Every Wednesday and Saturday, 8am - approx. 3pm Market Hill, Royston

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From Tallulah’s Kitchen


Butterscotch Tart Hello my fellow foodies... and welcome to another bright and shiny edition of The Listing. This month dear reader I would like to mark the change in seasons with one of my favourite autumnal recipes. My Butterscotch tart is quick and simple and can be served in slices at grown up dinner parties, or cut into bitesized pieces to provide that sugar fix sometimes required with an afternoon cuppa. It can even be dressed up completely with food colouring, icing and a little imagination and you have your Halloween centrepiece.

but crimp away if that is your preference. As always dear reader, the choice is yours. Now blind bake your case at 190°c. I prefer to do this in two stages, the first with a layer of greaseproof paper and baking beans for approximately 15 mins and for the second stage I remove the beans and the paper and then egg wash the pastry and bake for 10-12 minutes. This I find, gives me the best results for cooking, colouring and glazing the pastry. When the pastry is completely cooked, remove from the oven and allow to cool completely.

Now we shall make the butterscotch filling. In a large pan melt the butter and sugar until the sugar has dissolved completely, we are aiming for a beautiful, silky smooth filling no lumps allowed! When you are happy that all the sugar is now in liquid form add all the So, let’s begin. You will need a 20cms or flour and beat vigorously for 2-3 minutes to 8” loose bottomed round tin and the oven cook out the starch granules. Next pop this heated to 190°C mixture into a blender, add the essences and milk gradually and continue to blend Butterscotch Tart until smooth. Pour this mixture carefully into the pastry mix and set aside to cool at room Pastry temperature for 30 minutes. Cut into the -250g Plain Flour desired sized pieces and decorate as you -125g Butter please- as you can tell I was feeling a little -2 Eggs from happy and healthy free running decadent when I last made this tart and a hens swirl of whipped cream and a sprinkling of grated chocolate were just what was -Splash of cold water needed! Enjoy with lashings of steaming tea -Pinch of salt and good company. I would love to see how you choose to decorate your tarts, feel free Filling to send in a picture to The Listing. -175g Butter -175g Caster sugar Next time, dear reader, I have a special -175g Plain flour bonfire treat of a recipe to share, which not only tastes delicious but is really good fun to -Pinch of salt make...but I won’t spoil the surprise! -1tsp vanilla essence -1tsp caramel essence Until next time, -100ml semi skimmed milk Let’s begin by making the pastry. Rub together the salt, butter and the flour to a sandy texture, then add one egg and a tiny splash of ice cold water and mix together to form a dough. Resist the temptation to overwork the mixing at this stage or you will make tough “cardboard” like pastry instead of the light “just held together” texture we are aiming for. Cling film and pop the pastry into the fridge for 30 minutes to cool and relax. When you are ready, roll out the pastry to a depth of 2-3mm and line the tin finishing the edges in your own preferred style. As you may be able to make out from the photo I chose the cleaner, straight finish 22

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Early Christmas Fair

Fanhams Hall, Ware SG12 7PZ Tuesday 23 October 2018, 10am - 3.30pm

Entrance £4 online* or £4.50 on the door Coffee, Bar and Light Lunches Free parking For further details contact 01992 585969

Have a Hadham.

*Book tickets online at The British Red Cross Society, incorporated by Royal Charter 1908, is a charity registered in England and Wales (220949) , Scotland (SCO37738) and Isle of Man (0752)

Hadham Brewery Hadham Brewing Company was established in 2015 in Little Hadham. William Compton, with over twenty years brewing experience, came on board as brewer in 2016. Hadham Brewery is a ten barrel brewery, brewing just under 3,000 pints per brew. Two beers are brewed: ‘First’ - a 4.0% amberbrown coloured bitter. It has a fruity, bittersweet body, and an aroma which is slightly spicy, with marmalade and caramel notes.

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‘Gold’ is a shiny gold 3.7% ale which has a light bitter, hoppy citrus character, and pleasant floral aroma. The Icknield Way is one of the oldest highways in Britain, following the direction of a single soil type to which it lends its name – the Icknield Series. This band of land running from Lincolnshire to Dorset grows the very best malting barley in the world. At Hadham, we use and believe in a term usually associated with winemaking – ‘terroir’. Terroir is how an area’s climate, soils, terrain

and traditions combine to produce a unique product. We use Icknield grown Maris Otter barley, carefully malted by hand at Warminster Maltings, Britain’s oldest working maltings, and pure spring water drawn from our own borehole. With the fantastic soil and climate in this part of England, the provenance of our spring water and raw materials, together with our brewing style, we have true brewing terroir here in the Hadhams. Quality water, malt and hops, expertly combined into wonderful ales and with exceptional customer service - we are building a tradition of our own, here in Little Hadham. 01279 771916 | 01763 248447 1810 The Listing Villages Octobe23 23

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Glazed Creations is Five! Five years ago Pip and Christina sat painting together at a kitchen table fantasising about leaving veterinary careers and starting a pottery painting studio in Royston, a business plan cemented their resolve to bring a bit of creativity to Royston, 2 weeks later a course at a ceramic supply company confirmed projections should lead to a solvent business and 8 weeks later Glazed Creations opened. We were nervous about what the future would bring but excited for the new adventure.

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The studio has given us so much more than we could have dreamed of. We have met many wonderful people, have seen children grow up from babies to starting school,

children who had birthday parties here turn into teenagers coming in to paint for a bit of quiet time whilst revising for their GCSEs, raised money for charities, had our eyes opened to the power of creativity as people battle against mental illness, and been involved in many community events. We like to think that we not only provide a fun way to pass a few hours, but also a chance to focus on being together … or alone! We are now starting to look forward to helping make many treasured gifts for Christmas – from tiny baby handprints, to enchanting children’s artwork and stunning adult creations, each year we love seeing the smiles as pieces are collected and hearing how gifts were appreciated when opened. Thank you to all of our special customers that have brightened our days, shared ideas and helped make our little studio the place it is. If you haven’t yet got around to visiting us you can book a table online at

… come and see what we are all about!

3 Baldock Street, Royston SG8 5AY

Women Sing Ladies, grandmothers, mothers and daughters aged between 12 and 100, do you like singing?? Maybe you have thought about being in a singing group or community choir but need a bit of encouragement. Women Sing (working title) is a temporary pop up choir which will be running in November in Royston and Baldock. It is the starting point working towards a performance at ‘Celebrating Voices’ a concert in aid of Home-Start which will take place in Royston March 2019. Led by Linda Bance we will sing a mixture of songs that do not require you to read music. No solos, no auditions and you can hide at the back if you wish! If you are interested email Linda, or call 0775 33 443 24

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As it is National Curry Week this month we thought we must mention our fantastic local Indian restaurants and takeaways. We haven’t managed to try them all yet, but do head over to our Facebook page and let us know how many you have tried, who do you think deserves a mention?

Ashiana Spice

7 Baldock St, Royston, Herts. SG8 5AY 01763 246060

British Raj Express 73 Kneesworth St, Royston, Herts SG8 5AH 01763 244544

The Royal Bengal

Mughal Kitchen

7 Kneesworth St, Royston, Herts. SG8 5AQ 01763 243750 / 243780

Royston Tandoori

4 Green Lane, Royston, Herts. SG8 9AR 01763 249098 / 249338

Sachins Indian (Fowlmere )

3 The Old Station House, Station Approach, High St, Meldreth. SG8 6JR 01763 262425 / 262636

sharon mentions.. A curry at a

weekend makes the weekend! With so much choice on my doorstep in Royston, Safwaan is always on hand at Royston Tandoori to never disappoint on a delivery with a smile! And our favourite dining in venue is Ashiana Spice, Shah has looked after us for many years and always finds us a table on busy nights! We’re looking forward to tying out our two new local venues soon British Raj and the Lounge Diner and venturing out to our villages for that special occasion…. #TLM

Yuva Fine Fusion (Bassingbourn)

51 Old North Rd, Kneesworth St, Royston, Herts. SG8 5JL 01763 244259

Swan House, High Street, Fowlmere, Herts. SG8 7SR 01763 208006

Spice Hut (Meldreth)

55 High St, Royston, Herts SG8 9AW 01763 241471 / 236136

Lounge India

Opening 30th September 35 Market Hill, Royston, Herts, SG8 9JU 01763 241992

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Leisure us having a stall National Libraries week topromoting services Hertfordshire Libraries are celebrating National Libraries Week with a whole programme of activities for adults and children.

At Royston Library children are invited to bring along a favourite toy for our Soft Toy Sleepover. After a story session, they can tuck their toys into bed and leave them with us overnight. Then pop back the following day to collect them and find out what they have been up to! Other activities running all week will include colouring and a word search for adults and children and activities based around the popular children’s character “Angry Cookie” We shall also be inviting one of our local singing groups to perform in the library – details to follow soon on our Royston Library Facebook page. You may bump in to some of the local library staff at Tesco Extra on Monday 9th October when they have kindly agreed

and handing out freebies. Get Online Week During Get Online Week you will be able to pick up vital tips and information as Bernadette from NatWest gives a talk on Digital Safety. Other Get Online events are taking place around the County. Why don’t you “Try 1 Thing” online that you would usually do offline. As usual, throughout the month one to one bookable IT Taster sessions will be available helping you to get started with Computers or tablets and there are also sessions for the next steps. Soft Toy Sleepover Friday 12th October, 4.30pm Get Online Event Friday 19th October,10.30am Details of all of our events and activities are online at Libraries and on Facebook

Davey’s Butchers Davey’s Butchers

Christmas Hampers

32 Station Rd, Meldreth, Royston SG8 6JP

01763 260193

Email orders to • For a full price list visit

Alternative Xmas Meat Pack £134.99

1.7-2kg Boned leg of Lamb, 1.5kg Boned Loin of Pork, 1.5 kg Topside Roasting joint, 6 x 8oz Prime Sirloin Steaks, 6 x 10-12oz Free range Garnett’s pork chops, 6 x 8oz Barnsley Lamb Chops 1.5kg Minced Beef, 8 x 7-8oz Chicken Fillets, 2 x 400gm Back Bacon, 2.3kg Family Pack of Meldreth sausages

Xmas Hamper One £109.99

Xmas Hamper Two £59.99

Xmas Hamper Three £134.99

Cheese Selection £29.99

5.5 - 6kg Traditional farm 3-3.5 kg Turkey Crown 3 Bird Roast 240g Camembert, fresh Local Turkey Covered with (approx. weight 4.5 - 5kg) 300-325gm Black (12-13lbs oven ready) Streaky Bacon Stuffed Turkey Crown with Duck & Bomber, 225-250gm 360gm Jar of Goose Fat 360gm Jar of Goose Fat Pheasant Breasts with a cranberry Red Dorset, 250-300gm Le Maubert Brie, 16 Meldreth Luxury 16 Meldreth Luxury & chestnut stuffing, covered in 200-220gm five Pigs in Blankets Pigs In Blankets Streaky Bacon,16 Meldreth Shires, 300-320gm 500gm Meldreth Pork 500gm Pork Luxury Pigs In Blankets, 1lb Long Clawson Stilton, sausage Meat Sausage Meat Meldreth Pork Sausage Meat, 200-225gm Cave age 1.5kg Beef Topside Joint 1lb Hand raised Pork Pie 360gm Jar of Goose Fat, Wooky Hole, 1.5 kg Natural Suffolk Ham 500gm Sliced 2lb Hand raised Pork Pie, 200g Red Leicester, 2lb Hand Raised Pork Pie Gammon Ham 1.5k Natural Suffolk Ham, 200g Applewood 1.5Kg Rolled Sirloin Beef Roast


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What’s On


The Parenting Children Course

Learn to Needle Felt

Thu 4th Oct, 7 - 9.30pm No 3, Melbourn Street, SG8 7BP Mon 1st & 8th Oct 7.30-9.30pm The Old Bull Inn, 56 High St, SG8 9AW With Alison White. Alison is a qualified Join us at The Old Bull for five sessions art teacher & we’ve had fantastic feedback from her courses. to help equip you for the journey of parenthood. Most suitable for parents of children from 0-10 years. The Remarkable Rectors of

2019 Royston Pantomime Auditions


Thu 4th Oct, 8 - 9.30pm Royston & District Local History Society. Richard Genochio will give an illustrated talk. Visitors welcome £2 Contact: 01763 242677

Mon 1st Oct, 7 - 9pm Drama Studio, Meridian School, Garden Walk, Royston SG8 7JH 7 - 8pm (age 12-15 years) Cambridge Quilters’ 8 - 9pm (age 16+ years). The 2019 Royston Pantomime, Robinson Crusoe Exhibition Fri 5th, Sat 6th & Sun 7th Oct, 10am & The Pirates, will take place at the end of January. Auditions open to – 5pm everyone. Scotsdale Garden Centre, Great Shelford, CB22 5JT Exploring Acrylic Paints Entry £2.50 – accompanied children Mon 1st Oct, 7 - 9.30pm go free. Funds will be raised in aid No 3, Melbourn Street, SG8 7BP of Cruse Bereavement Care and the Scotsdale Charitable Foundation.

Drawing for beginners

Tues 2nd October, 10am – 12.30pm Mondays, 15th, 22nd, 29th October, 7 – 9.30pm, 10am – 12.30pm No3, Melbourn Street, SG8 7BP As well as the regular crochet courses, we’re delighted to have Alison White back, teaching drawing and painting!

Dodobones – Live at The Plough Shepreth Thu 4th Oct, 8pm 12 High St, Shepreth, SG8 6PP

The Jewellery Clinic

Thu 4th Oct, 4 - 8pm The Old Bull Inn, 56 High St, SG8 9AW Pop in and meet us over a glass of prosecco! Chat about repairs and renovations, turning unwanted jewellery into cash, and own designs. Contact: 01462 743915

RSAT academy Open Evening Thu 4th Oct, 6-8pm Greneway School, SG8 7JF Our role is to continually strive to provide opportunities for our young people to want more for themselves, their families and their communities. 01763 243650 for middle school 01763 242236 for upper school

Race Night

Thu 4th Oct, 6-10pm Royston Bowling Club, SG8 5BX Doors open 6pm, first race 7pm. £5 per person including jacket potatoes with chicken curry or cheese and beans served at 6.30pm. Advance ticket sales only. Contact Christine on 07799 626354 or email for tickets.

Nearly New Sale

Sat 6th Oct, 2.30pm Cambridge Regional College, Kings Hedges Rd, Milton, CB4 2QT Preloved parent and baby goods for sale.

The Michael Goodsell Memorial Race Night

Sat 6th Oct, 7 - 10pm Reed Village Hall, Blacksmith’s Ln, SG8 8AX Supper and Licenced Bar. With Friends of Reed Church. Contact: 01763 848029

Teatime Praise

Sun 7th Oct, 3.30 - 5.30pm Royston Parish Church, SG8 7BL A short service for all the family followed by tea and cake.

Volunteer Centre Drop In Session

Tue 9th Oct, 10am – 12pm Royston Library Market Hill, SG8 9JN Find out about volunteering in the local area.

Foam free flower arranging Braughing Sing ‘Bring a with Helen Allen Buddy’ Sat 6th Oct, 9.30am – 12.30pm Letchworth Settlement, SG6 4UB Discover the secrets of arranging your flowers. The workshop costs £36 which includes all materials. Please bring a pair of good scissors, an apron and a bin-bag with you.

Tue 9th Oct, 7.30 - 9pm The Jenyns School, SG11 2QJ Braughing Sing is running a ‘Bring a Buddy’ session on Tuesday October 9th. We will have two singing sessions and an interval with cakes and tea.

Ghosh Quintet Guilden Morden Food Fayre Arun Thu 11th Oct, 7 - 8pm Sat 6th Oct, 10am – 2pm St Mary’s Church, Guilden Morden Over 18 artisan food stalls Breakfast, brunch & lunch Entry £1.

Pirate Trail

Sat 6th Oct, 10am – 4pm Fish Hill Square, Royston Activities include: pirate treasure trail, pirate scratch art pictures, pirate ship plate kits and more! Free family fun day event sponsored by Royston First.

19th Book Weekend

Sat 6th Oct, 10am – 5pm Sun 7th Oct, 2 - 5pm St.Mary’s Church, Ashwell, SG7 5LY Come and browse and buy from the hundreds of books on offer at bargain prices. You can also leave your unwanted books in the church porch. future.htm

Royston Lions Fish & Chip Lunch and Bingo Sat 6th Oct, 12.30 - 2.30pm Market Hill Rooms, Fish Hill, SG8 9DW For Senior Citizens. Tickets £7. Bookings: 07594 626311

Hidden Rooms, Jesus Ln, CB5 8BA Winner of ‘Jazz Instrumentalist of the Year’ at the 2014 Parliamentary Jazz Awards, Arun captivates audiences and critics with his passionate performance style, eloquent musical expression and charismatic rock ‘n’ roll spirit.

Soft Toy Sleepover

Fri 12th Oct, 4.30pm Royston Library, Market Hill, SG8 9JN Bring along a favourite toy for our Soft Toy Sleepover. They can tuck their toys into bed and leave them with us overnight. Then pop back the following day and find out what they have been up to!

Acrylic painting with Hashim Akib

Fri 12th Oct, 8 - 10pm Market Hill Rooms, Fish Hill, SG8 9DW Hashim Akib will demonstrate his skilful art of acrylic painting for Royston Art Society, with the subject being a street scene. Hashim always produces high quality work. Non members £3 including refreshments. Contact: 01763 246168 | 0173 248447 1810 The Listing Villages Octobe27 27

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Leisure Introduction to Cross Stitch

Sat 13th Oct, 10am – 12pm No3, Melbourn Street, SG8 7BP

Lino Printing with Anne Marike

Sat 13th Oct, 1.30 - 4.30pm Letchworth Settlement, SG6 4UB Cut into and then print an image from a 150X150mm square Lino block. Use masking techniques to produce multi-colour prints from your one block. Water based inks are being used.

Harvest Supper

Sat 13th Oct, 6.30pm Royston Bowls Club, SG8 5BX Hosted by The Parish Church of St. John the Baptist There will be a hot supper. Bring plate, bowl, knife, fork and spoon, there will also be a bar. Adults £5-50 and children / concessions £4-50.

Reed Pop-up Pub

Sat 13th Oct, 6.30pm Reed Village Hall, SG8 8AX The Save the Cabinet Action group presents another of its Pop-up Pub nights.

Khandel Light Ceilidh

Our nursery provides flexible sessions from 8.30am until 3.30pm. We have a Breakfast Club and After School Club that offers wrap around and school holiday care.

Get Online Week - Digital Safety Talk

Fri 19th Oct, 10.30am Royston Library Market Hill, SG8 9JN You will be able to pick up vital tips and information as Bernadette from NatWest gives a talk on Digital Safety. Why don’t you “Try 1 Thing” online that you would usually do offline.

The Men’s Breakfast

Sat 20th Oct, 8.30am Foxton Village Hall, Hardman Rd, CB22 6RN An opportunity to meet new and old friends and reach out to others in our local community. A donation is usually made to a charity of our speaker’s choice as all talks are made voluntarily. We ask for about £7 to cover costs of food and hire of the hall. Any remaining sums are paid to the charity.

Guilden Morden in the Great War

Sat 13th Oct, 7.30pm Great Chishill Villlage Hall Tickets £18( ticket price includes supper). More info: 07966 204582

Sat 20th & Sun 21st Oct, 10am – 4pm Guilden Morden Church SG8 0LH An exhibition commemorating the involvement of the village. Free entry.

Royston Folk Club ‘Showcase’

Watercolour Workshop with Ian McManus, IEA

Fri 14th Oct, 7pm The Old Bull Inn, High St, SG8 9AW Featuring the ‘Young Artists Competition 2018’ supported by Creative Royston and a line-up including Odette Michel and Kevin Hunt. £4, £2 under 25s.

Tannery Drift First School Open Afternoon

Mon 15th Oct, 1.15 – 2.45pm Come see our school at work!

Home-Start AGM

Tue 16th Oct, 8pm Icknield Walk First School, Royston The testimonials you will hear and the people you will meet during the evening will enable you to learn, at first hand, the value of your contribution in helping families recover from times of crisis.

Icknield Walk First School Open Morning Fri 19th Oct, 9.30am – 10.30am Icknield Walk First School, Royston


Sat 20th Oct, 10am – 4pm Hinxworth Village Hall, Francis Road, SG7 5HL Come and develop your painting skills under the guidance of one of East Anglia’s leading watercolour artists. Both beginners and experienced artists welcome. Fee of £25 for the day. Booking essential:

Lucies’ Boutique – Preloved Chidren’s and Maternity Wear Sale

Sat 20th Oct, 12.30 - 4pm Market Hill Rooms, Fish Hill, Royston We stock quality second hand & new, maternity, baby & children’s clothes & Shoes (0 – 5 years), designer to high street, all in nearly new condition.

Orwell Antique & Vintage Fair Sun 21st Oct, 10am – 4pm 32-66 High St, Orwell, SG8 5QN Antiques & vintage stalls, tea and cake! £1 entry. www.ruralmagpie.

Early Christmas Fair

Tue 23rd Oct, 10am – 3.30pm Fanhams Hall Road, Ware SG12 7PZ Coffee, bar, light lunches. www.

Therfield First School Open Morning

Wed 24th Oct, 9.45am – 10.45am Therfield First School, SG8 9PP Small, nurturing village school Small class sizes High adult/child ratio Exciting, creative curriculum High quality teaching Outstanding ‘new’ Early Years outside area Forest schooling Strong community spirit We take children from Royston and the surrounding villages.

Green Fingers Garden Club

Wed 24th Oct, 7.15pm Coombes Community Centre, Burns Rd, Royston SG8 5PT A talk by Rodney Tibbs “Your own mediterranean Climate”. Contact: 01763 244424

Georgia Mancio / Kate Williams Quartet

Thu 25th Oct, 7 - 8pm Hidden Rooms, CB5 8BA A collection of songs, old and newly co-written, arranged for trio and voice and linked by the concept of finding home.

Film Night

Thu 25th Oct, 7.30pm High St, Orwell, SG8 5QN At all film showings there is tea or coffee with biscuits and occasionally complementary drinks on special evenings. Guests £3 per film, membership £6 pa.

Friday Fizz

Fri 26th Oct, 5.30 - 7.30pm The Old Bull Inn, High St, SG8 9AW Join us for an informal catch up after work! Venues change each month, check below as to where we’ll be.

Spooky Spectacular with Disco

Sat 27th Oct, 7pm Melbourn Hub 30 High St, SG8 6DZ Spooky Spectacular with Disco and licensed bar. Tickets £5, 01763 263303

Putting On the Ritz

Sat 27th Oct, 7.30pm Steeple Morden Village Hall Hay Street, SG8 0PE The Morden Players are hosting a 20s, 30s and 40s evening of live music and dancing with cocktails and canapés. A chance to dress up and be transported back in time to

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Leisure an age of glamour. Tickets £15 from Steeple Morden Post Office

Melbourn Ghost Walk

Sun 28th Oct, 6.30pm Melbourn Hub 30 High St, SG8 6DZ Melbourn Amateur Dramatics Society (MADS) in conjunction with The Melbourn Community Hub. Join us if you dare! Tickets £8 per person, 07513 457845

Royston Folk Club Concert

Fri 28th Oct, 7pm The Old Bull Inn, SG8 9AW Featuring the brilliant 3folk’ supported by award-winning songstress Melody Causton. £13 (£11 in advance) £2 under 25s.

Make Lunch

Mon 29th Oct, 12 - 1.30pm The Old Bull Inn, SG8 9AW Are you finding it hard to afford the extra meals during holidays? Bring kids for lunch and fun. Free. No questions asked.

Royston Ghost Walk

Tue 30th Oct, 7.30 - 8.30pm Royston Train Station, SG8 5AG Local author and paranormal investigator will lead you on a spooky

trail around Royston visiting over 20 locations. Cost is £6 each – tickets are strictly limited and are available from Royston Library. damien.odell@

Light party

Wed 31st Oct, 5.30 - 7pm Coombes Community Centre, Burns Rd, Royston SG8 5PT A fun party for ages 4 to 11 (and their families); games, craft, disco, food. “No tricks but lots of treats!” All free of charge! Organised by Churches Together in Royston and District.

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6 Oct – 3 Feb 2019 Museum opening times Saffron Walden Museum, Museum St, CB10 1JL A display of creative textiles inspired by the museum’s collections by the Eastern Region Textile Forum.

Wednesdays, 11am – 1pm Wimpole Estate, Arrington SG8 0BW Join us for a different walk each week, showing off some of the best views, woodland paths and secret seats in and around Wimpole’s parkland.

Wildlife Trust Wild in the Garden

Mon 22nd – Fri 26 Oct 10am-2pm Paxton Pits Environmental Education Centre, Little Paxton PE19 6ET Lots of great wild ideas, activities and fun things to do over the half term holiday with the Trust’s knowledgeable and enthusiastic team; at the Wildlife Trust’s. en

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walking group. We are very welcoming and friendly and pride ourselves in being positively inclusive and non-cliquey. We walk at a leisurely pace over Therfield Heath, have a chat and then go for refreshments in the café. Everyone regardless of age, level of fitness and in principle state of health can get something from walking with us. The walks are free and accompanied children and dogs are welcome.

Foxton Men’s Breakfast is an opportunity andUnited old friends Home to meet new Bedworth and reach out to others in our local Away A donationStourbridge community. is usually made to a charity of our speaker’s choice as Home St Neots Town all talks are made voluntarily.

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Garden Focus... Garden Styles Melbourn garden designer, Richard Arnott

To continue my series of articles for 2018, Designing with Plants, I am going to look at working with what you’ve got when starting to develop your garden. It can be useful when moving to a new home to live with the garden for a year and observe what plants you get through the seasons. It is always a shame to throw plants away. Here are few things to think about: Existing boundary planting always needs looking at when you move to a new garden. We have a strong obsession with where our boundaries start and finish in this country and privacy from our neighbours. However there is no need for our boundaries to be lined with rows of conifers because we lack the imagination. Have a good look at what you have and whether it works. A pretty fence with climbing roses mixed with clematis can be very effective. Or for a striking more contemporary look, pleached trees can look great. Equally you may have a neglected collection of shrubs that provide good screening but require some regenerative pruning to regain control of their width and height. I love to use a mixture of evergreen and deciduous native shrubs that provide interest and encourage wildlife. Things such as Viburnum opulus, Euonymus europaeus and prunus spinosus to name just a few. So often I see the domineering leylandii hedge that is too tall and too wide. They are easy to plant and easy to neglect! Managed properly they are effective although never high on my list. If you really want a conifer why not try Thuja plicata, it is slower growing and produce a much finer hedge with pineapple scented foliage. Specimen plants within the garden should always be treasured. I often see cork screw hazels lost amongst a mixture of larger more vigorous shrubs. Bad pruning and wrong companion planting means that the impact of this specimen becomes lost. Specimen planting can also take the form of a focal point tree or shrub with architectural foliage or good autumn colour. When looking at a new garden design project for the first time I am always assessing the existing planting for so called “garden worthy plants!” I remember designing a garden in Cambridge around a particularly old specimen Cotoneaster lacteus and despite this being very restrictive for the design it made the most of a lovely specimen plant. Salvageable planting is always on my radar too when I am assessing a new design. If there is an opportunity to salvage plants that fit the style of the new garden design then take it. A good way is to dig a holding bed and move


salvageable perennials and smaller shrubs into shallow trenches and heel them in ready for reusing. This is best carried out in the dormant season. Most hardy perennials, grasses, bulbs, and smaller shrubs will happily move. It is also a great opportunity to divide larger perennial clumps to produce more plants! Plants in the wrong place offer another great opportunity for the keen eyed gardener. Look out too for shade lovers planted in the sunshine. They maybe just about tolerating life in the sun but are they really thriving? The classic example of this is the sunny herbaceous mixed plant border that may have started out life with all the best intentions but as the shrubs grow and shade out the perennials they will struggle to gain the light and water they need to thrive. Borrowed views are very often over looked if you excuse the pun! Specimen trees such as a copper beech in a neighbour’s garden can still be admired and appreciated from your side too. Consider also views of the wider landscape beyond your own. For more in depth plant advice or garden design help please get in touch GARDEN DESIGN & BUILD

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Save the cabinet

The Save the Cabinet Action group presents another of its popular Pop-up Pub nights. As always, Reed Village Hall will be transformed for the occasion, and you can pop in for a drink and something to eat. We have already benefited from massive generosity from the local community and would like to thank everyone for their fantastic support – but we still have a little way to go to meet our target. So please help if you can!

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Ladies, you will be warmly welcomed at our meetings, which are held on the second Thursday of the month in Fellowship Hall next to the Picture Palace. Have you ever wondered what goes on behind the scenes in the Registar’s Office? Sandra Highsted, who was Registrar in Hitchin will be taking about just that at our October meeting. On a recent visit to Kew Gardens we saw the magnificent newly restored glass house and we took the picture of the interior seen here.

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NEWS FROM The ConservatorS We enter the autumn months after one of the hottest summers ever recorded and you will see how quickly the Heath recovers. With autumn comes cold and rain and the likelihood that some paths will become muddy and slippery - especially on steeper slopes. Please try and avoid too much damage to the site by making use of alternative routes. Do the sheep graze or do we cut as highlighted last month? We await news regarding the return of the sheep and the timing and locations of cutting. We will keep you up-to-date via The Listing, the map on the Heath Sports Club, on our website and on social media. We put up signs to warn site-users of wasps’ nests so the areas could be avoided. A dying wasp releases an alarm pheromone which smells. The odour alerts the other wasps and within 15

Friends of Therfield Heath

The Friends of Therfield Heath are a new group who aim to assist in the conservation of Therfield Heath by the Conservators of Therfield Heath and Greens by raising funds, volunteering, and actively promoting the beauty and uniqueness of the heath. We hope to be able to provide a point of contact for the public for consulting on new initiatives by the Conservators, so if you have any feedback or ideas please join us! We’ll be running a number of events to raise some money, create greater awareness and to invite new members, so keep an eye out for advertisements around town. You can find us on Facebook: Friends of Therfield Heath– Royston

seconds other wasps come to the aid of the dying one, so it is best just to walk another way. By now these nests are likely to be inactive as most wasps do not live through the winter. We have started our winter programme of conservation work with the volunteers on September 16th. This is the time of year to work on cutting back the scrub and saplings that encroach on the open grassland because the disturbance to wildlife is minimal. The next open meeting will be held in the Town Hall on October 11th 7pm. If you are interested in volunteering on Therfield Heath contact Cynthia.



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Royston’s Evergreen Club

The Royston Evergreen Club has just celebrated its 40th Anniversary. The group meets every Wednesday. Our afternoons are very relaxed. Lots of friendly chatter and plenty of laughs. We recently celebrated our anniversary with lunch at The Jolly Postie enjoyed by all our members. The Committee endeavour to make our meetings interesting by organising Bingo, Beetledrives, Quizzes, Outings and Speakers. If anybody is passing our club on any Wednesday afternoon please feel free to pop in and meet everyone. You can expect a warm welcome and a nice cup of tea. Masonic Hall, Jepps Lane Every Wednesday 2-4pm

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Mandy Jinkerson community champion at Tesco Extra Royston was delighted to present a cheque for ÂŁ2,900 for Age UK Royston 10 - 3 club. Tesco Extra Royston customers were given the opportunity to vote with blue tokens everytime they shopped in store. Clients and staff at the Royston club were overwhelmed by the local support. The money means that they can get out and about more and some trips have been organised outside of Royston. Age UK Hertfordshire offer weekly 103 clubs providing a warm & welcoming space for local older people. bagsofhelp

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Home-Start Matters Literary Lunch

Local entertainer and Home-Start’s Poet in Residence Jude Simpson hosts a chat with Gavin Clayton and Tom Sparke, the author and illustrator of children’s book ‘Brollo’ Tickets £15

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making to families in our local community. RSVP by Friday 12th October 2018.

Remember to get involved in The Rotary Swimathon on Sunday 14th October 610pm. at Royston Leisure Centre 50% of money raised goes to Home-Start. Literary Lunch Tuesday 2nd October 12.15pm The Old Bull Inn

Home-Start are hosting a quiz Quiz Night night on Saturday 20th October. Fowlmere Village Hall, SG8 7RY We welcome teams of sixPlease reserve tickets by Thursday 18th October. £12.50 per Saturday 20th October 7.30pm person to include your ploughman’s supper.

Home-Start AGM Icknield Walk First School Home-Start Royston & South Cambridgeshire Tuesday 1th October 8pm

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Halloween makeup guide Halloween is a fun time of year for those of us who love to play dress up. Last year I decided to go for a simple Halloween costume and makeup. The makeup was so simple to do that you can put it together in a matter of minutes.

colour closer to the outer crease then lighter as I came out. I then applied a gold flake glitter to the inner corner.

All you need is some eyeshadow with red, pinks or purples and a darker lipliner, ideally a deep purple.

If you want to challenge yourself further try adding a scar through the eye. This may look daunting but I promise you it’s not! All I used was ripped tissue, cotton wool and eyelash glue. Using the eyelash glue I stuck the tissue and cotton wool in a line across my eye. Once dry I used a small eyeshadow brush with some brown and red around the edges.

First I took a red and brushed it under my eye starting with darker colour closer to the bottom of my eye and getting lighter as I went down. I found trial and error with colours was needed. Then I took the lip liner and created veins around my eye. After I used a glitter shadow and outlined the veins. For the top of my eye I did the same with a darker

Braughing sing Never sung in a choir before but fancy giving it a go? Or maybe you sang in the past and would like to again?

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Professional A professional Image I think autumn is a fantastic time of year – but not everyone agrees: ‘Next bank holiday is Christmas day…’ ‘The weather’s just going to get colder and wetter from now on…’

If you want to be pessimistic, that’s fine, but it doesn’t do for me. Because I trained as a farm manager back in nineteen hundred and frozen to death, I see this time of year as the start of something new and exciting. As I drive to work, I see potatoes and onions are being lifted and the sugar beet won’t be long after that and now next year’s crops are being sown We used to say that a farmer’s income was dictated by the quality of his land, influenced by the vagaries of the weather – and he can’t change either of them! The bit we missed out was the farmer’s skill, and how well he negotiated the sale of his produce.


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Melbourn Hub 01763 263303 01462 742684 Melbourn UR Church Hall 01763 246458 01763 877558 Reed Village Hall 01763 848303 01763 245571 Royal British Legion 01763 244560 Royston Conservative Club Churches Together in Royston & Dis. 01763 243242 Fowlmere United Reformed Church 01763 208767 Royston Golf Club 01763 243476 Guilden Morden Congregational Church 01763 852869 Royston Methodist Hall 01763 243849 Guilden Morden Parish Church 01763 853217 Royston & District Museum 01763 242587 Litlington Congregational Church 01763 852533 Royston Town FC 01763 241204 Melbourn Baptist Church 01763 261650 St Mary’s Church Hall, Royston 01763 243117 Melbourn Parish Church 01763 220626 Shepreth Village Hall 01763 268605 Melbourn United Reformed Church 01223 870869 01763 853073 Meldreth Parish Church 01763 220626 Steeple Morden Village Hall 01763 235100 Open House Project 01763 246799 Tannery Drift First School 01763 242003 Revelation Youth Church, Meldreth 01763 262440 The Old Bull Inn, Royston 01763 245484 Royston Catholic Church 01763 243117 Town Hall and Market Hill Rooms 01223 839546 Royston Evangelical Church 07999 538961 Thriplow Village Hall Royston Ignite Community Church 01763 852118 Whaddon Village Hall Royston Methodist Church 01763 243849 HEALTH 111 Royston Parish Church 01763 246371 NHS Telephone Advice Service Royston Spiritualist Church 01223 503345 LIBRARY St Mary’s Church, Ashwell 01462 743922 Royston Library 0300 123 4049 Therfield Chapel 01763 287220 Therfield Parish Church 01763 287364 MPs 01954 212707 Thriplow Parish Church 01763 209160 Heidi Allen MP for S Cambs 01462 486074 Trinity Life Church 01763 230350 Sir Oliver Heald QC MP for NE Herts United Benefice of Barkway, Reed 01763 848756 NHS DENTISTS Ashwell Dental 01462 742353 and Buckland with Barley Melbourn Dental Practice 01763 262034 COUNCILS 01763 246677 Cambridgeshire County Council 03450 455 200 Priory Dental Centre Royston Dental Suite 01763 244805 Hertfordshire County Council 03001 234040 OPTICIANS J Oliver Radley 01763 273300 North Herts District Council 01462 474000 POLICE 101 Royston Town Council 01763 245484 Non emergency number ROYSTON TOWN CENTRE 01763 245484 South Cambridgeshire District 03450 450 500 Markets Council Town Manager Geraint Burnell 01763 878242 Ashwell United Reformed Church Bassingbourn Parish Church Bassingbourn URC


Ashwell Surgery Barley Practice Bassingbourn Surgery Market Hill Surgery, Royston Orchard Surgery, Melbourn Roysia Surgery, Royston The Health Centre, Royston

01462 417377 01763 848244 01763 290555 01763 848244 01763 260220 01763 243166 01763 242981


Abington Pigotts Village Hall All Saints’Community Hall, Melbourn

Anstey Village Hall 01763 849724 Ashwell UR Church Hall 01462 742757 Ashwell Village Hall 07805 216869 Barkway Pavillion Barkway Village Hall 01763 848347 Barley Town House 01763 848992 Bassingbourn Village College 01763 246136 Chrishall Village Hall Coombes Community Centre 01763 248081 Eternit Sports and Social Club 01763 260250 Fordham Memorial Hall, Therfield 01763 287549 Fowlmere Village Hall 07484 106292 Greneway School, Royston 01763 243650 The Guide Hut, Royston 01763 245914 Guilden Morden VH Litlington Recreation Centre 07885 774775 Litlington Village Hall 01763 852809 Lumen House, Royston 01767 688714 MC- Sport Pavillion 01763 263313 Meldreth Village Hall 01763 262512


Bassingbourn Village College Freman College Greneway Middle School Melbourn Village College Meridian School Roysia Middle School


National Rail Enquiries (24 hrs)

Royston & District Community Transport

08457 484950 01763 245228

Affinity Water Emergencies (24 hrs) Anglian Water Emergencies

03453 572 407 0345 791 9155

Electricity Emergency (National Grid) Gas Emergencies (National Grid)

0800 40 40 90 0800 111 999


(Water supplies and sewerage)


Royston Veterinary Centre Village Vets – Royston & Meldreth Melbourn Veterinary Surgery

01763 242221 01763 245059 01763 262696

Household Waste Recycling Centre off York Way, Royston SG8 5HF All year M T W S S, 8am - 4pm Household Waste Recycling Centre Thriplow, Cambs SG8 7HZ All year daily 8am - 4pm North Herts South Cambs

0300 123 4051

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01763 242344 01763 271818 01763 243650 01763 223400 01763 242236 01763 241555

01223 839001 0800 328 6023 03450 450 063

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INDEX Accounting Services

Berry Accountants & Business Services Ltd 44 Fourways Chartered Accountants 42 The Wright Accounts Service Ltd 43

Bonfitness Pilates Gymbo’s

40 41


A J Furniture


Jane Harvey Artist


Hadham Brewery Ltd

Building & Construction Services C P Building Services


Davey’s Butchers

Care Homes

St Georges Nursing Home

Carpentry & Joinery Iain Wilson P W H Installations Stephen B Carpentry

Childcare Services Bumpkins Nursery


Garden Centre


Gardening Services

Bickerdikes Garden Centre

Gift Shop



19 32 47 34 14

33 6,18,36

Garden Design Solutions Leaf & Lawn


Cleaning Services


Handylamb Handyman Dave Knight Handyman Services S Borley & Son

34 38

Clock and Watch Specialists Brian Bulley


Coach Hire, Trips & Holidays Richmonds Coaches

Computer Services The PC Doctor



Decorating Services

Decorating & Restorations Service 47 L A Painting & Decorating 36


Ashwell Dental



Kumon Melbourn Village College Therfield First School


Grahams Electricks JHE Electrical Contractors Ltd

Estate Agents

Abode Town & Country

Farm Shop

Bury Lane Farm Shop Cam Valley Orchards

5 5 12 31 33 39 10 18

30 34 20 37 47 36 47

Leisure Centre

Royston Leisure Centre British Red Cross Christmas Fair Melbourn Primary School Fireworks No3 Workshop Royston Pirate Trail

Marketing & Advertising Services The Listing


Chimney Menswear

House Clearance

Spires House Clearance

Insurance Services Penguin Insurance


H C Jewellers & Gold Buyers



Plumbing & Heating Services H20 LMJ Plumbing & Heating

31 47

Pottery Painting Studio Glazed Creations

Public House/Restaurant/ Takeaway The Chequers Fowlmere


Bumpkins Nursery



21 43


Premier Roofing


Self Storage

Royston Self Storage

Landscaping Services

Tree Services

The Walkers Partnership Wills By David Isherwood



Kendall Install 47 Royston Kitchens & Bathrooms Ltd 33 Trademark Kitchens 36

Legal Services



Kitchen & Bathroom Fitters

All Seasons Landscape CW Landscapes G M Sharp Landscapes John Cobb & Sons North Herts Surfacing Ltd Sullivan Landscapes


Pest Right Ltd

JS Plastering & Carpentry

5 8 3 32

42 20

Pest Controllers

Home Care Services Borders & Bows Homemade @ The Barn Linda Turner New Dawn Blinds

12 13 15

J Oliver Radley Opticians

LW Petcare Services




Royston Complementary Health 40 Sanet Foot Care 40 Smooth Design


Local Event

Pet Care Services

Health Therapist

Home Furnishings

British Window and General Cleaning Co Daily Poppins



Our Advertisers

38 33 31 35 37 9 43 44


Tiling Services

Simon’s Tiling Services


Shire Trees Limited


Venue Hire

Royston Town Football Club

Veterinary Practices

Royston Veterinary Centre

21 16

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Repairs & Maintenance around the Home & Garden Call Dave 01763 221019

07944 912198

Carpentry • Doors • Locks • DIY • Flat-Packs • Shelving Flooring • Painting & Decorating • Wall & Floor Tiling General Odd Jobs • Decking • Shed Re-Felting Pressure Washing • Fence Spraying • Blinds supplied & Fitted • Free Friendly Advice & Quotes Given • No Job Too Small Fully Insured • City & Guilds Qualified • CRB Checked


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Kitchens, Bathrooms & Bedrooms All aspects of installation from design to finish

S. Borley & Son Handyman Services • General Gardening • Patios • Deckings • Walls & Paths • Fencing • Turfing etc... Free Quote

Tel Steve 07508 946603 or James 07955 622997


AllAllwork work undertakenNo jobNo too small undertaken toojob small SERVICES INCLUDE Extenstions • Extensions Groundwork • Groundwork Alterations • Alterations Patios • Patios

Works •Small Small Works •Fencing Fencing •Brickwork Brickwork •Repointing Repointing

CONTACT 01763 662 785 / 07737 476 709  References Available

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References Available

Decorating ecorating&&RRestoration estorationSService ervice D D.R .S Painting & Decorating Wallpaper Hanging Coving & Plastering Sash Window Restoration & Repairs Tel: 01763 230100 Mob: 07747 805920

LMJ Plumbing & Heating  No job too small  Over 25 years experience  No call out charge

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